Non-invasive Bamboo - Fargesia

Where does the non-invasive Bamboo come from?
This Bamboo is originally from the Asian forests. Rumour has it that its name is based on the ‘bam-boom’ sound produced by this plant when it is burning. The humid and warm Malaysian climate stimulates explosive growth of this plant variety. In the climate of the Netherlands, Bamboo is also a tough and strong plant that grows quickly. This is not a problem that applies to non-invasive Bamboo; it will not invade all of your garden. This plant is also very winter hardy and green all year round. A very easy-care garden plant!

The Perfect Garden non-invasive Bamboo range includes the following Fargesia:
– Great Wall
– Rufa
– Asian Wonder
– Pingwu
How should I prune my non-invasive Bamboo?
You can prune non-invasive Bamboo all year round. Pruning in the summer or between October and January will stimulate growth. You can use it to form a hedge by pruning it into the shape you need. Bamboo hedge can be pruned in two ways: you can choose to go for a dense or open (thinned out) hedge. By thinning it out you can ensure that the structure of its stems remains visible. Thinning is best done by cutting its oldest (thickest) stems down to the ground. 

How do I care for my plant?
Non-invasive Bamboo can be planted almost all year round, as long as the soil is frost free. It will grow well in semi shade. During warmer periods, Bamboo needs plenty of water. Too little moisture will make the leaves curl. Do not forget to fertilize Bamboo either. Organic fertilizers are best; use these 2 to 3 times a year and give the Bamboo plenty of water afterwards. If you prefer to grow your Bamboo in a pot, it is also important to give it lots of water and avoid midday sun. Bamboo is very winter hardy and green all year round!

What is the best location for Bamboo?
Bamboo grows well in semi-shade. A spot with some sun is acceptable but try to avoid the midday sun as this will cause the leaves to curl and brown off. Non-invasive Bamboo is slow growing. In open ground as well as in pots, it will spread about 10cm per year. This Bamboo will grow gradually to varying heights of between 180 and 250 cm.
Is this Bamboo suitable for balconies?
The non-invasive Bamboo does well when planted in a trough or pot. It does need plenty of water and needs to be protected from midday sun. A well looked after Bamboo will do well on a balcony!
  • Winter hardiness:
    Very good

  • Soil type:
    Humus rich moisture retaining soil

  • Moisture levels:
    Well saturated

  • Location:

  • Height:
    To 2 metres

  • Evergreen or deciduous:

  • Pruning:
    yes; two options/styles

  • Fertilizing:
    2 to 3 keer per year

  • Flower:
    This Bamboo does not flower

  • Trivia:
    Ideal if you do not want your Bamboo to invade your garden; also suited to decorative potting.

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